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Discussion on: Build Relational Databases Like A Pro (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.)

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Mahamed Belkheir

jokes aside, people who say relational databases aren't scalable enough are either on the scale of major web service providers like Netflix, Discord etc, or extremely underestimating what a properly setup relational database can do

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Mohmed Ishak Author

Right 😃

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Davis Tibbz

I mean there is a reason why YouTube, Paypal, Netflix are using MySQL. Instagram uses PostgreSQL

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Mahamed Belkheir

yep, usually multiple different databases are used at that scale, discord getting millions of DB writes a second made them choose use Mongo initially, then even that did not cope with the amount of writes they were getting, they then migrated to Cassandra, and eventually Scylla as their messages DB

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Mohmed Ishak Author

Yeah, relationally DBs force you to be extremely organized when designing them.